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Keanu Reeves leaves 9-year-old fan overjoyed as he plays catch with him before Houston concert

Keanu Reeves has kept the legacy of his kindness alive by fulfilling the wish of a young boy who wanted to play ball with him.

Keanu Reeves leaves 9-year-old fan overjoyed as he plays catch with him before Houston concert
Cover Image Source: (L) Keanu Reeves attends culinary demonstration during the 2023 BottleRock Napa Valley festival at Napa Valley Expo on May 27, 2023 in Napa, California. (Photo by Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic); (R) YouTube/ KHOU11

Actor Keanu Reeves has graced the screen playing roles such as a hitman and an exorcist for his almost four-decade career. But the role for which he has garnered the most adoration is his innumerable turns as a kind and genuine human in real life. The internet is filled with stories about Reeves' kindness. One more recently joined the collection, as Reeves fulfilled a young fan's wish and played ball with him, as reported by KHOU. This happened in September, when Reeves was about to perform with his band, Dogstar, in Houston, Texas. The band has reunited after almost 20 years, performing shows all across America.

Image Source: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Robert Mailhouse and Keanu Reeves of Dogstar perform at SiriusXM Studios on September 22, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for ABA)
Image Source: (L-R) Robert Mailhouse and Keanu Reeves of Dogstar perform at SiriusXM Studios on September 22, 2023, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for ABA)

Dogstar is a three-member band including Keanu Reeves, Robert Mailhouse and Bret Domrose that was active till 2002, as per Variety. After two decades of no activity, the band officially returned with a performance at the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival. In order to promote their album 'Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees', the band has been performing across many venues in the country. The group's Texas venue was House of Blues. Similar to other venues, this one was also filled with Reeves' well-wishers and fans waiting to watch the superstar perform.

Image Source: YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Musicians Bret Domrose, MIYAVI, Keanu Reeves and Rob Mailhouse pose for a photograph backstage at KT Zepp Yokohama on September 06, 2023 in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
Image Source: (L-R) Musicians Bret Domrose, MIYAVI, Keanu Reeves and Rob Mailhouse pose for a photograph backstage at KT Zepp Yokohama on September 06, 2023, in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

Nine-year-old Elijah was also amongst the legion of fans waiting for the actor and singer with bated breaths. Elijah was accompanied by his brother Caleb and grandmother Annette Cruz. Both the brothers went there at the insistence of Cruz, who has developed a hobby of meeting celebrities. In her life, she has met almost 100 celebrities. “I like to fish, for me, it’s like fishing," Cruz said of the hobby. Seeing that Reeves would be in Texas for a concert, she decided to add another name to the list. She took her grandsons with her.

Image Source: NAPA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 27: Keanu Reeves attends culinary demonstration during the 2023 BottleRock Napa Valley festival at Napa Valley Expo on May 27, 2023 in Napa, California. (Photo by Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic)
Image Source: Keanu Reeves attends culinary demonstration during the 2023 BottleRock Napa Valley festival at Napa Valley Expo on May 27, 2023, in Napa, California. (Photo by Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic)

After the brothers got an autograph, Elijah put forward another request. "I asked him if he could play catch with me," he said, “I asked him the first time and he kind of mumbled something. But I didn’t hear him so I asked him again and he said 'Yeah, come on let's go.'"

Image Source: NAPA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 27: (L-R) Bret Domrose, Robert Mailhouse, Chef Roy Choi and Keanu Reeves cook on the Culinary Stage on Day 2 of BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo on May 27, 2023 in Napa, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
Image Source: (L-R) Bret Domrose, Robert Mailhouse, Chef Roy Choi and Keanu Reeves cook on the Culinary Stage on Day 2 of BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo on May 27, 2023, in Napa, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)

The next 30 seconds were nothing short of a dream for the boy as he played with the superstar. “I was really nervous because I was playing catch with a famous superstar," Elijah reflected. “I was surprised he did it and then he said, 'Hey, he’s got a great spiral.' I'm like thanks. I said, 'That’s a day he’s always going to remember,'" Cruz said. Caleb was not left behind as the actor fulfilled his wish of getting a photo by posing for a selfie. “I asked if I could get a picture and that’s when my brother got to play catch with him," Caleb said.

Image Source: NAPA, CALIFORNIA - MAY 27: Keanu Reeves of Dogstar performs on Day 2 of BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo on May 27, 2023 in Napa, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
Image Source: Keanu Reeves of Dogstar performs on Day 2 of BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo on May 27, 2023, in Napa, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)

Elijah loved the whole experience so much that he has decided to keep the football that both of them played with forever. Reeves has always been loving towards his fans. The actor also talked to a fan in her 80s when her son revealed to the star how much she adored him. He was at a restaurant, busy with his meal, but still took time to talk to his fan. They talked for a few minutes but he must have made her entire day by his kind gesture. Another fan encounter saw the actor buy an ice cream that he did not want, just to grace his fan with an autograph on its receipt. The list is endless, but the impact made by the actor on his fans will linger for years to come.



 

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